Community treatment orders a ‘breach of rights’

Unconsented psychiatric outpatient treatment in Australia is amongst the highest in the world and differs markedly between states, varying between 30.2 per 100,000 people in Tasmania to 98.8 per 100,000 in Victoria, researchers found.

Suggested explanations for the variation included subtle differences in mental health acts and differences in the resourcing of community compared to inpatient mental health services among different jurisdictions.

Report co-author, Dr Chris Ryan, a